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About Ryan

Ryan Holcomb represents clients in a wide variety of transactions in the electric power and oil and gas industries. He negotiates and documents acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies, joint venture, financial and commodity hedge transactions for private equity investors, energy companies, utilities, financial institutions, and commodity trading businesses.

Ryan has been nationally ranked by Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA in Energy: Electricity – Transactional (2015-2017) and Projects (2010-2013). According to Chambers USA, Ryan “has a wealth of experience in energy and power” (2015) and “is an outstanding lead deal counsel” (2016). One client said, “He is extremely commercial, very easy to work with and has good ideas and is solution oriented” (2015).

Ryan Holcomb is commended by a client who says: 'He is very organized, keeps focused on the real issues, and is easy to get along with and very responsive.'
Chambers USA, 2017

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Cheniere Energy, Inc. — formation of a joint venture for the development of the Midship pipeline project, an approximately 200 mile, 36-inch, FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline with capacity of up to 1,400 MMcf/day from the Scoop/Stack plays in Oklahoma to Bennington, Oklahoma

Entergy Louisiana LLC — build-and-sale agreement to acquire the Washington Parish Energy Center, a 361 MW natural gas-fueled electrical generation plant in Bogalusa, Louisiana, from Washington Parish Energy Center One, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calpine Corporation

Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries, Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. and Entergy Texas, Inc. — $948 million acquisition of the Union Power Station, a 1,980-megawatt natural gas-fired power facility near El Dorado, Arkansas

Arroyo Energy Investment Partners LLC — acquisition of the Broad River Energy Center, an 847 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation plant located in Gaffney, South Carolina from affiliates of Energy Capital Partners

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in Michigan Power LP, LLC, which owns a 125 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration facility located in Ludington, Michigan, from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC

Entergy Corporation — sale of Entergy Solutions District Energy, LLC, a district energy heating and cooling business serving New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas to a subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure

Constellation Energy — acquisition of StarTex Power, an electric retail provider serving 170,000 residential and commercial customers in Texas

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of three natural gas-fired generation facilities in Grand Tower, IL; Elgin, IL; and Gibson City, IL, with a combined capacity of 1,166 MW, from an affiliate of Ameren Corporation

Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC — purchase of northeast Pennsylvania gathering assets from Southwestern Energy Company for $500 million

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — sale of six refined products storage and terminaling facilities located in Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan to U.S. Venture, Inc.

Two financial institutions — purchase of a $1.1 billion volumetric production payment on Appalachian oil and gas properties and the related syndication thereof

JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corp — purchase of a volumetric production payment purchase from a subsidiary of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. that burdens onshore properties in the Permian Basin

Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries — sale of their 50 percent equity interests in Top Deer Wind Ventures, LLC, including an 80 MW wind-powered electric generating facility located in Worth County, Iowa and an 80 MW wind-powered electric generating facility located in Carson County, Texas, to Blue Marlin Energy Holdings, LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of the NCA2 Power Facility, a combined cycle cogeneration facility located in Clark County, Nevada, and the Pasco Power Facility, a dual-fuel combined cycle facility in Pasco County, Florida from affiliates of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of Shelby County Energy Center, a 352 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation plant located in Shelby County, Illinois from an affiliate of NRG Energy, Inc.

Atlantic Power Cooperation, John Hancock Life Insurance Company and Rockland Capital, LLC — $244 million sale of the 560MW combined cycle Gregory cogeneration plant in Corpus Christi, TX to NRG Energy, Inc.

Entergy Corporation — $459 million acquisition of the Hinds Energy Facility, a 450 MW natural-gas fired power generation facility, and the Hot Spring Energy Facility, a 620 MW natural-gas fired power generation facility, from subsidiaries of KGen Power Corp.

Entergy Corporation — sale of its Texas electric retail business to Direct Energy

Energy company — proposed joint venture for the development of a proposed 36-inch, 200 mile pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas

International pipeline company — proposed joint venture for the development of a liquefied petroleum gas unloading, storage and refrigeration facility in the Pacific Northwest

Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC and its subsidiary, Maverick Terminals — acquisition of a majority interest in the GT Omniport Terminal from GT Logistics

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — acquisition of an ethanol plant in South Bend, Indiana

DB Energy Trading LLC — an auction process relating to the sale of various commodity transactions and books of business

International commodity company — acquisition of a company that has a secured arrangement to act as the sole marketer of coal for a coal producer

Group of hedge funds and financial institutions — purchase of a dollar denominated production payment on offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and gas properties

Citigroup Energy Inc. — purchase of a volumetric production payment for Texas properties from a privately held company

Financial institution — purchase of a volumetric production payment from a California oil producer and the restructuring of the volumetric production payment

Credentials

Education

Baylor University School of Law,
J.D.
1998
magna cum laude
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Business Administration
1994

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association

News

News

The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eighty-Eight Bracewell Attorneys

August 23, 2012
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers Global
Energy: Electricity (Transactional), 2016 - 2017; Projects, 2011 - 2014
Chambers USA
Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Transactional), 2015 - 2017; Nationwide Projects, 2010 - 2013; Nationwide Energy & Natural Resources, 2009
The Legal 500 United States
Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, 2016-2017; Energy: Transactions, 2013 - 2014; Structured Finance, 2012 - 2013; Project Finance, 2012
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide
2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Expert Guides to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers
2013
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2008, 2005 - 2006
Baylor University School of Law
Baylor Law Review
Executive Editor